Fees Announced for Arrogate, Gun Runner

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Gun Runner | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire

TDN Rising Star Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song–Bubbler, by Distorted Humor), who concluded his career with a North American earnings record of $17,422,600, will stand his first year at stud at Juddmonte Farms in 2018 for a fee of $75,000, stands and nurses. His book will be restricted to 142 mares, according to a release. Among the mares already booked for Arrogate are Juddmonte’s MGISWs Paulassilverlining (Ghostzapper) and By The Moon (Malibu Moon).

Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}–Quiet Giant, by Giant’s Causeway), who concluded what is likely to be a Horse of the Year campaign with his front-running tour-de-force in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 4, will enter stud at Three Chimneys following a programmed start in the $16-million Pegasus World Cup and will command a first-season fee of $70,000.

“Our goal is always to provide the best value to our breeders,” said Garrett O’Rourke, manager U.S. operations for Prince Khalid Abdullah’s operation. “We will select the highest quality of mares to offer Arrogate the best chance to be as great a sire as he was a racehorse.”

Bred by Clearsky Farms, the $560,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase went on a run for the ages with victories in the 2016 GI Travers S. prior to besting California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The gray was the easy winner of the inaugural GI Pegasus World Cup last January, then overcame a world of trouble to defeat recent Gun Runner in the G1 Dubai World Cup.

Campaigned by Three Chimneys and Winchell Thoroughbreds, Gun Runner took his only loss of the season at Meydan. Returned to the U.S., the slick chestnut colt won the GI Stephen Foster H., the GI Whitney S. and the GI Woodward S. over the summer and set a searching pace in the Classic en route to a 1 1/2-length victory. He sports a career record of 18-11-3-2 for earnings of $8,998,500.

Gun Runner was flown to Kentucky and is currently available for inspection at Three Chimneys through Friday, Nov. 10. He will then ship to trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn at the Fair Grounds to begin preparations for the Pegasus.

 

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